Whenever you reference an assignment or assessment
task, you must do two things.
Firstly, you must state clearly throughout your answers where you
have obtained the information you are supplying.
For example, you might write the following into your assignment:
A photon of light with
energy greater than the band gap energy between the valence and
conduction bands but less than the work function energy for the
semiconductor strikes an electron and is absorbed. This gives the
electron sufficient energy to jump the forbidden energy gap from the
valence to the conduction band. (1)
The “(1)” above refers to Reference No.1 in
your Bibliography. It has been
placed at the end of that section of information in your answer to
inform the marker that you found this information in this particular
reference. Notice that there are no quotation marks around this
information. That means that you have read the information in the
reference and then written it into your answer in your own words.
Secondly, in your Bibliography, Reference No.1
would be recorded in a format similar to the following:
W.J. III, & Freedman, R.A. (1999).
Universe, (5th Edition), New York, W.H.
Freeman & Company
There are many ways of referencing.
If you are not directed to use a particular type of referencing,
use whatever is most appropriate – BUT be consistent AND always do
both halves of the referencing NOT just the Bibliography.
Also, never quote from a reference word for word
unless you put quotation marks around the whole quotation.
Otherwise, you could be accused of claiming that those words are
actually yours. Take great
care not to plagiarize. At school plagiarism may result in zero
being awarded for an assessment task. At university, however,
plagiarism could result in being excluded from the degree you were
studying. Pretty serious!!!
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